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Full text of "One Hundred Fiftieth Commencement June 8, 1997 Savannah State University"

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The Chief Marshal 

The Class Marshals 

Candidates for the Baccalaureate Degree 

Candidate for Masters Degree 

The Faculty 

The Presidential Party 



The academic regalia, the academic processional, and the ceremonial 
program are part of an ancient tradition of learning. This tradition is a unified, 
solemn occasion at which only applause is appropriate. 

The audience is asked to refrain from any form of expression and to 
reserve celebrations until the program is concluded. 



(Bvbev of berime 

Dr. John T. Wolfe, Jr., President 
Presiding 

PRELUDE "Eternal Life". . . Duncan 

Mr. James Thompson, Jr., Organist 

'ACADEMIC PROCESSION "War March of the Priests". . . Felix Mendelssohn 

Mr. James Thompson, Jr., Organist 

INVOCATION Father Robert E. Chaney 

St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Savannah, Georgia 

SELECTION "Witness" Jack Hallorin 

Savannah State University Concert Choir 
Mr. Willie E. Jackson, Director ... Mr. Jerome Glover, Accompanist 

INTRODUCTION OF PLATFORM GUESTS AND SPEAKER Dr. John T. Wolfe, Jr. 

COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS Justice Leah J. Sears 

Justice, Supreme Court of Georgia 

SELECTION "me Battle of Jericho" Moses G. Hogan 

Savannah State University Concert Choir 

INTRODUCTION OF UNDERGRADUATE DEANS Dr. Willie E. Johnson 

Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs 

PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES FOR THE BACCALAUREATE DEGREE 

College of Business Administration Dr. William Dowling 

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Dr. Kenoye K. Eke 

College of Sciences and Technology Dr. Charlesworth Martin 

CONFERRING OF DEGREES . . .\ Dr. John T. Wolfe, Jr. 

Assisted by the Academic Deans and Mr. Robert Ray, Interim Registrar 

PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATE FOR THE 

MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION DEGREE Dr. Willie Johnson 

Acting Associate Graduate Dean 

ALUMNI INDUCTION Mr. John Brown, President 

Savannah State University National Alumni Association 

PRESENTATION OF NAVAL RESERVE OFFICERS 

TRAINING CORPS CANDIDATES FOR COMMISSION Commander Welch Fair 

COMMISSIONING OF OFFICERS 

Reading the Commissioning Document Dr. George N. Williams 

Head, Department of Chemistry and Faculty Representative to NROTC 



Administering the Oath of Office 

N.R.O.T.C Commander Welch Fair 

A.R.O.T.C 1st Lt. George O. Mims 

BENEDICTION Father Robert E. Chaney 



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Alma Mater - Savannah State College Hymn 



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RECESSIONAL "Pomp and Circumstance". . .Sir Edward Elgar 

Mr. James Thompson, Jr., Organist 



Savannah State College Hymn 

J. Randolph Fisher and Hillary Hatchett 

Let us give thanks and praise to Thee 

To our Alma Mater, S.S.C. 

Thine honor, pride, and eminence, 

We raise in prayerful reverence. 

Guide us still from day to day, 

Be Thou mindful lest we lose our way; 

Help us know that life, short or long, 

Means unceasing work for weak and strong. 

Refrain 

Where Savannah meets the sea, 

Where grassy plains and palms abound, 

Where the flow'rs are gems of loveliness, 

There S.S.C. is found. 

We adore each beauteous scene and hall, 

Our all we pledge to Thee! 

In our hearts we'll build a shrine for Thee 

We hail Thee, S.S.C! 



* The audience is requested to stand. 

** The audience is requested to remain seated until the procession has 

exited. 



USHERS - N.R.O.T.C. Midshipmen 



jftlastfer's; degree Conferred 

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES 
JfWagter of public Stomtntetratton 

Sandra McCord Young Savannah State University 



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accalaureate degrees; Conferred 

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 

Accounting 

! Nikki Makeba Baker Camilla, Georgia 

DeMetrice Bonner Gray, Georgia 

*** Chanda LaRosa Cahoon Brunswick, Georgia 

Candi Necole Carter Savannah, Georgia 

* Linda Allison Collins Savannah, Georgia 

Patricia Drayton Dantzler Savannah, Georgia 

Wyman Roscoff Deal II Savannah, Georgia 

*** Sherry Lue Elmore-Phillips Savannah, Georgia 

* Timothy Blair Garris Savannah, Georgia 

Bryant Jerome Jackson, Jr Atlanta, Georgia 

Lenora Blanche Moore Walthourville, Georgia 

Michelle Rene Morgan Savannah, Georgia 

Kristi Diane Rayford Valdosta, Georgia 

Ella Oglesby Roberts Savannah, Georgia 

Gina Populus Stewart Richmond Hill, Georgia 

Daniel E. Stratton Savannah, Georgia 

Konah L. Terry Washington, D.C. 

Glenda Bland Warren Pooler, Georgia 

Charon C. Williams Hampton, Georgia 

John Fitzgerald Wilson Savannah, Georgia 

Computer Snformatton £s>p£tem£ 



Nakia Bretai Bowens Decatur, Georgia 

Shaneeka R. Golden Midway, Georgia 

Verline Jno-Baptiste Hinesville, Georgia 

* Kurtina L. Pollen Savannah, Georgia 

* Tia Donyel Roberts Savannah, Georgia 

* Tina Lashawn Turner Savannah, Georgia 



*Summa Cum Laude **Magna Cum Laude *Cum Laude !ln Absentia 



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Jfflanagement 

Kelvin Bernard Albright Savannah, Georgia 

Michelle L. Braxton Atlanta, Georgia 

Bruce J. Carter Savannah, Georgia 

Sharonte Monique Clark Savannah, Georgia 

Colleen R. Donovan St. Thomas, U.S. V.I. 

Reggie Ramel Gadson Savannah, Georgia 

Dana Theresa Hackney Savannah, Georgia 

LaRona S. Johnson Savannah, Georgia 

Felica Michelle Jones Darien, Georgia 

Natasha Sanella Mildred McCann Savannah, Georgia 

Shirley M. Miller - Savannah, Georgia 

Tonya Lashall Parker Jesup, Georgia 

Erica Tatyana Pinckney Atlanta, Georgia 

Christopher Joseph Robertson Garden City, Georgia 

Kelli Sibert Plainfield, New Jersey 

Cameron Brooks Turner Savannah, Georgia 

ittarketing 

Deidra Olippiyah Combs Hartwell, Georgia 

Cedric Emil Curtis Augusta, Georgia 

Richard Carl Clevon Powell Savannah, Georgia 

Cordie Joseph Wright II Savannah, Georgia 



COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES 
Cnglistf), language anb literature 

Keitra W. V. Bates Columbia, South Carolina 

Jason Edward Franklin Savannah, Georgia 

Treva Adriane Rivers Savannah, Georgia 

Dionne Raquel Roberts Nassau, Bahamas 

Rashan Jamal Weldon Savannah, Georgia 

David R. Wilburn, Jr Cleveland, Ohio 

ittaste Communications; 

! Christine Lokotsch Aube Savannah, Georgia 

Taquita Latasha Brown Savannah, Georgia 

Mario Covington Columbus, Georgia 

Carlton Fitzgerald Fripp Decatur, Georgia 

Tolanda Antoinette Grant Savannah, Georgia 

Dara Ebun Green Savannah, Georgia 



***Summa Cum Laude **Magna Cum Laude *Cum Laude !ln Absentia 



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Shavon Shanelia Herrington Savannah, Georgia 

Karla Jenell Lanier Savannah, Georgia 

Patrick Demarco McGhee Marshallville, Georgia 

Tamieka Nicole McKeever Atlanta, Georgia 

Jermaine Uganda Tyler .Augusta, Georgia 

Thomala Cathrine Wright College Park, Georgia 

Recreation anb ^arb &bmini£tration 

Lucinda Pascher Bryant Hinesville, Georgia 

Robert McRae, Jr Lyons, Georgia 

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Brant Colston Attaway Savannah, Georgia 

Janice E. Johnson Garden City, Georgia 

Bobby Glenn Leaphart, Jr Waycross, Georgia 

Shannon O'Neill Smith Savannah, Georgia 

Tawanna Jeanell Thompson Savannah, Georgia 

Gregory Lawrence Tinsley Savannah, Georgia 

Criminal 3fu£tice 

William Lewis Allen Flovilla, Georgia 

Linda Marie Boone Hampton, Virginia 

Jimmie L. Brown, Jr Hinesville, Georgia 

Rodney Cornelious Brown Savannah, Georgia 

Terrence Eugene Canty Milledgeville, Georgia 

Mark Dean Carpenter Savannah, Georgia 

Patrick Lyndell Cobb Savannah, Georgia 

Demond Davis Miami, Florida 

Donald Adrian Davis Cambria Heights, New York 

Diane Cheresa Devore Savannah, Georgia 

Ameniah Florence Atlanta, Georgia 

Johnnie Maurice Green Ridgeland, South Carolina 

Albert Keith Harley Savannah, Georgia 

Griselda Denise Henley Griffin, Georgia 

Crystal Bend Houston Miami, Florida 

Kim Sheland Jones Toccoa, Georgia 

Nicole Hall Little Knoxville, Tennessee 

Larry Bernard Marshall Augusta, Georgia 

Oh'Mesha Michelle Miller . . . ." Savannah, Georgia 

Felicia Daniece Mincey Glennville, Georgia 

Gregory Leonard Mitchell Savannah, Georgia 

Larry Casavette Morgan Hinesville, Georgia 

Jeffery Lanard Moses Savannah, Georgia 



***Summa Cum Laude **Magna Cum Laude *Cum Laude !ln Absentia 



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Jeffery Bernard Roberson Eastman, Georgia 

Betty J. Robertson Savannah, Georgia 

* Brenda Sheppard Smart Savannah, Georgia 

Kenya Marchell Smith Savannah, Georgia 

* Terrance Lenard Spikes College Park, Georgia 

Sheron Monique Thomas Savannah, Georgia 

Tonice Thompson-Cooper Garden City, Georgia 

Rodriquez Westbrook Augusta, Georgia 

Ira White, Jr Bayshore, New York 

Leigh Ontoinette Williams Leary, Georgia 

Shamika Lashawn Wyche Atlanta, Georgia 

political Science 



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Marty Joe Alexander Savannah, Georgia 

Lisah T. Cason Savannah, Georgia 

Paul Lester Conyers, Jr Hinesville, Georgia 

Kendrick Dixon Augusta, Georgia 

Mark D. Greene Savannah, Georgia 

Simone Donna Pereira Naugatuck, Connecticut 

* Takisha Lashelle Phillips Savannah, Georgia 

Aretha RaMona Polite Savannah, Georgia 

Andre Cornelius Rolle Swainsboro, Georgia 

Abeba Liege Salter Tampa, Florida 

Damon Charles Sanders Savannah, Georgia 

Mashaunda Latrice Tanner Auburn, Georgia 

Natasha Dionne Thomas Savannah, Georgia 

Christopher Sharron Washington Savannah, Georgia 

Marsha Elaine Young Savannah, Georgia 

£s>octologp 

* Tameka Yvette Brown Atlanta, Georgia 

* Katina Voncille Hardy Savannah, Georgia 

Gerrado M. Jivens Savannah, Georgia 

Courtney Richelle Killings . . . \ Cordele, Georgia 

Robert E. Mack V Hampton, Virginia 

Kwesi Osakwe Matthews Milledgeville, Georgia 

Stanley Allen Roberts Savannah, Georgia 

Corey Demetrius Robinson Valdosta, Georgia 

* Rose LaVerne Allen Williams Savannah, Georgia 

Social Work 

Cherlyn L. Alexis Savannah, Georgia 

*** Brenda Gail Benjamin Savannah, Georgia 



***Summa Cum Laude **Magna Cum Laude *Cum Laude !ln Absentia 



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Marcia Kane Berens Savannah, Georgia 

Tamara Denise Brown Savannah, Georgia 

Beverly Denise Conaway Tybee Island, Georgia 

Tonia Lashawn Dearman Hinesville, Georgia 

Karen Denise Elleby Savannah, Georgia 

Rhonda Hayward Hinesville, Georgia 

Sonya Lolita Jackson Jesup, Georgia 

Frank Errol James Savannah, Georgia 

Lottye Shider Leftridge Savannah, Georgia 

Lucy Polite Murray Savannah, Georgia 

Dorothy A. Oliver Savannah, Georgia 

Andrea Monique Owens . .Savannah, Georgia 

Myoki Yanatri Paige Nashville, Tennessee 

DiAnca Leinell Rogers Savannah, Georgia 

Tonya Lashell Scott Savannah, Georgia 

Virginia Dell Shore Savannah, Georgia 

Robert L. Speight, Jr Thunderbolt, Georgia 

Kendra Janine Stallings Augusta, Georgia 

Tara Luciana Washington Georgetown, South Carolina 

Terri Wilkins White Savannah, Georgia 

Deleste Dionne Williams Augusta, Georgia 



COLLEGE OF SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY 

Althea Adams Savannah, Georgia 

KaReem Antwone Beckett Savannah, Georgia 

Monica Alicia Berry Savannah, Georgia 

Ingrid Avis Byrd Savannah, Georgia 

Edric Reynolds Carrington Cambridge, Massachusetts 

Natarsia Catrice Flournoy Savannah, Georgia 

Valarie Patrice Harris Moultrie, Georgia 

Tameshia Meyon Hill Eatonton, Georgia 

Christina Lynn Hollingshed .Savannah, Georgia 

Roderick Lamar Jones Atlanta, Georgia 

Amice Bostic Lofton Portal, Georgia 

Kejuanna LaDuwan Manor Savannah, Georgia 

Lemuel Orlandus Maynard Atlanta, Georgia 

Gigi Michelle Miller Atlanta, Georgia 

Darrell Montreal O'Neal Savannah, Georgia 

Kenya Tara Read Savannah, Georgia 

LaTanya Demetrix Singleton Macon, Georgia 

Corey Demetrius Tate Augusta, Georgia 

Analisa Denise Thompson Savannah, Georgia 

LaNissa Dawn Trice Macon, Georgia 



***Summa Cum Laude **Magna Cum Laude *Cum Laude !ln Absentia 



** Eddie J. Turner Tampa, Florida 

Darivia Rashawn Wheeler Atlanta, Georgia 

Frank Lambert Wright Savannah, Georgia 

Frankeena Lynette Wright Savannah, Georgia 

jrltarine Ptologp 



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*** Kenneth Jason Floyd Guyton, Georgia 

Robert K. Johnson Savannah, Georgia 

Rodrick Dewan Lindsey Alapaha, Georgia 

Roderick Niskofa Mitchell Decatur, Georgia 

Cnbtronmental i§>tut)te£ 

***! Lawrence Marion Bristow Savannah, Georgia 

Daniel Bovian Gerald Florence, South Carolina 

Ryan Chad Williams Washington, District of Columbia 

Cfjemttftrp 

Krystal Regina Carithers Comer, Georgia 

Donya Deannette Dean Savannah, Georgia 

Framika Lesha Dove Hazelhurst, Georgia 

Juliet Denise Kearse Savannah, Georgia 

Christopher Micheal Richardson Albany, Georgia 

Thea Burke Williams Savannah, Georgia 

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Mark Edward Antley Lobeco, South Carolina 

Marcus Norman Brown Savannah, Georgia 

Isaac L. Felton Fort Valley, Georgia 

Margelet Hamilton Savannah, Georgia 

Donrell A. B. Johnson Augusta, Georgia 

James Alexander Lecounte Midway, Georgia 

Eric Devonte Lee Decatur, Georgia 

Kimberly Delores Love Savannah, Georgia 

Tamura Delana Magwood Columbus, Georgia 

Angela Levon Miller Edison, Georgia 

Tamara Lakisha Render Atlanta, Georgia 

! Mahesh Kumar Rimal Nepal 

Eric C. Rodgers Macon, Georgia 

Nhi Tu Vuong Savannah, Georgia 

Markus Keith Wilburn Macon, Georgia 



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'Summa Cum Laude **Magna Cum Laude *Cum Laude !ln Absentia 



Chemical engineering ^Cecljnologp 

Robena Wilkins Robinson Savannah, Georgia 

Cibil engineering Cecfjnologp 

** Sabah Nasser A. Ali Bayon, Kuwait 

** Willis Joel Hillery, Jr Brunswick, Georgia 

Lynette Renee Jones Savannah, Georgia 

** Hassan Jassem Karam Savannah, Georgia 

Stephen Musyoka Nguttu Mombasa, Kenya 

electronic^ engineering Cedfmologp 

* Kevin Lamar Bloodworth Savannah, Georgia 

Altramesia Lashon Grady Savannah, Georgia 

! Dwayne Noel Kent Charlotte, North Carolina 

Brian London Magwood Savannah, Georgia 

James P. Searles Decatur, Georgia 

Kyle Moses Small Waynesboro, Georgia 

Andre West Savannah, Georgia 

Jfilerijanical engineering Cecljnologp 

Khaleifah Rashed Alshamlan Kuwait 

Reyadh Kh Hussain Savannah, Georgia 

Adrian Tremayne Long Dewy Rose, Georgia 

Roger Dalton Nisbett Savannah, Georgia 

Irvin Patrick Riley, Jr Savannah, Georgia 

eomputer Science Ceclmologp 

Chico Alpantonio Harris Sandersville, Georgia 

Terrence Maurice Owens Atlanta, Georgia 

Terry Ann Smith ; Savannah, Georgia 

Bridgette Shonyella Williams Savannah, Georgia 

eijemtetrp anb JfWatljematics? 

Christopher Micheal Richardson Albany, Georgia 

electronics; engineering Qtedfmologp anb jttatljematics; 

I C Cochran III Pelham, Georgia 

Eric Lavone Wolf , Morven, Georgia 



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***Summa Cum Laude **Magna Cum Laude *Cum Laude !ln Absentia 



Computer engineering Ceclmologp 

Kevin Lamar Bloodworth Savannah, Georgia 

Carey James Driver Atlanta, Georgia 

Chico Alpantonio Harris Sandersville, Georgia 

Deltrinee Shondrail Owens Savannah, Georgia 

Terrence Maurice Owens Atlanta, Georgia 

Anthony Jerome Sanders Savannah, Georgia 

James P. Searles Decatur, Georgia 

Terry Ann Smith Savannah, Georgia 

Andre West Savannah, Georgia 

J|onor£ program (©rabuateg 

Marty Joe Alexander 

Christine Lokotsch Aube 

Krystal Regina Carithers 

I C Cochran III 

Christopher Micheal Richardson 

Thea Burke Williams 

Eric Lavone Wolf 

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Brant Colston Attaway 
Kevin Lamar Bloodworth 
Krystal Regina Carithers 
Patrick Lyndell Cobb 
Linda Allison Collins 
Paul Lester Conyers, Jr. 
Shaneeka R. Golden 
Tolanda Antoinette Grant 
Dara Ebun Green 
Margelet Hamilton 
Willis Joel Hillery, Jr. 
Bryant Jerome Jackson, Jr. 
Felica Michelle Jones 
Kim Sheland Jones 
Lemuel Orlandus Maynard 



Patrick Demarco McGhee 

Simone Donna Pereira 

Takisha Lashelle Phillips 

Kurtina L. Pollen 

Tamara Lakisha Render 

Christopher Micheal Richardson 

Corey Demetrius Robinson 

Andre Cornelius Rolle 

Tonya Lashell Scott 

Terrance Lenard Spikes 

Analisa Denise Thompson 

Eddie J. Turner 

Tina Lashawn Turner 

Thomala Catherine Wright 



NOTE: Appearance of a name on any list in this program must not be 
considered as conclusive evidence of graduation. Persons who have met all 
requirements for a particular degree and whose names appear on the lists in 
this program will receive the degree indicated. 



^Summa Cum Laude 



'Magna Cum Laude 



*Cum Laude 



!ln Absentia 



onor #raDuate£ 



^umma Cum Haube (3.75 - 4.00) 



Christine Lokotsch Aube 
Brenda Gail Benjamin 
Lawrence Marion Bristow 
Chanda LaRosa Cahoon 
Lisah T. Cason 
Kenneth Jason Floyd 



Sherry Lue Elmore-Phillips 
Christopher Micheal Richardson 

Nhi Tu Vuong 

Thea Burke Williams 

Eric Lavone Wolf 



ittagna Cum Haube (3.40 - 3.749) 



Althea Adams 
Marty Joe Alexander 
Sabah Nasser A. Ali 
Brant Colston Attaway 
Krystal Regina Carithers 
I C Cochran III 
Willis Joel Hillery, Jr. 
Frank Errol James 
Robert K. Johnson 



Hassan Jassem Karam 

Nicole Hall Little 

Christopher Joseph Robertson 

Andre Cornelius Rolle 

Eddie J. Turner 

Glenda Bland Warren 

Terri Wilkins White 

Leigh Ontoinette Williams 

John Fitzgerald Wilson 



Cum Haube (3.00 - 3.39) 



Mark Edward Antley 
Kevin Lamar Bloodworth 
Michelle L. Braxton 
Tamara Denise Brown 
Tameka Yvette Brown 
Sharonte Monique Clark 
Patrick Lyndell Cobb 
Linda Allison Collins 
Paul Lester Conyers, Jr. 
Donya Deannette Dean 
Carlton Fitzgerald Fripp 
Timothy Blair Garris 
Shaneeka R. Golden 
Tolanda Antoinette Grant 
Dara Ebun Green 
Margelet Hamilton 
Katina Voncille Hardy 
Crystal Bend Houston 
Felica Michelle Jones 
Kim Sheland Jones 
Roderick Dewan Lindsey 
Kimberly Delores Love 
Lemuel Orlandus Maynard 
Patrick Demarco McGhee 



Gregory Leonard Mitchell 

Lucy Polite Murray 

Roger Dalton Nisbett 

Takisha Lashelle Phillips 

Kurtina L. Pollen 

Tamara Lakisha Render 

Ella Oglesby Roberts 

Tia Donyel Roberts 

DiAnca Leinell Rogers 

Tonya Lashell Scott 

Virginia Dell Shore 

Brenda Sheppard Smart 

Robert L. Speight, Jr. 

Terrence Lenard Spikes 

Natasha Dionne Thomas 

Analisa Denise Thompson 

Tina Lashawn Turner 

Gregory Lawrence Tinsley 

Rashan Jamal Weldon 

David R Wilburn, Jr. 

Rose LaVerne Allen Williams 

Thomala Catherine Wright 

Tara Luciana Washington 



Wtyt Ungntftcance of tEfje $3cabemtc jfflace 

Observing the centuries-old convocation procedures, each Marshal in the Savannah State 
University Academic Procession carries an official mace which is indicative of the power, dignity, and 
magisterium vested in the University. The mace is a club-shaped staff which originated in the Middle 
Ages as a weapon. Eventually, it gained a ceremonial character and is presently employed most 
often by legislative forums and academic enterprises. 

The official mace of Savannah State University was designed and made from mahogany 
wood by Dr. Ernest S. Brown, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering Technology. Dr. Lester B. Johnson, 
Jr., former Head of the Department of Engineering Technology, designed and built the Mace Stand. 

The University motto is "Lux Et Veritas" (Light and Truth"). 

SHcabemtc Cogtumeg 

Modern academic dress, has evolved from a type of apparel prescribed by English Medieval 
Universities to distinguish their schools from the lay person in dress at a time when everybody wore 
robes or gowns. When American colleges and universities desired to adopt some suitable system of 
academic apparel a half century ago, it seemed best to agree on some definite system which all 
might follow. Accordingly, this attire has consisted of the cap, the gown, and the hood, the latter two 
now differing according to the degree the wearer has received. 

The modern cap, in academic dress, has the same design for all degrees: black and 
square-shaped with a tassel hanging from the center. However, the color of the tassel usually 
differentiates the field of study for which the degree was granted, the gold tassel being worn by 
doctors or by presidents of colleges and universities; but it may be added that the black tassel is 
correct for all degrees. 

The gown, unlike the cap, differs appreciably in design according to the degree conferred 
on the wearer. The gown for the bachelor's degree has pointed sleeves. It is designed to be worn 
closed. The gown for the master's degrees, worn open or closed, has an oblong sleeve, open at the 
wrist, like the others. The sleeve base hangs down in the traditional manner. The rear part of its oblong 
shape is square cut, and the front part has an arc cut away. The doctor's gown, worn open or closed, 
has long sleeves faced with velvet; three bars of velvet are midway the sleeves. The trimmings of the 
doctor's gown may be black or the color associated with the field of study. 

The hood, while not an article of dress, is however, the most distinctive feature of the 
academic attire. It is a black, crow-shaped badge or adornment with an oval opening and worn 
down the back. It enables one to quickly determine not only the degree held by the wearer but also 
the college or university from which he is graduated. The colors lining the hood and the size and the 
shape of the hood make this distinction. The bachelor's and master's hoods are three feet and three 
and a half feet in length, respectively; the doctor's hood is four feet in length and is made with a wide 
panel. Hoods may be worn for only those degrees actually held by the wearers. 

Members of the governing body of a college or university, and they only, whatever their 
degrees may be, are entitled to wear doctor's gowns (with black velvet), but their hoods may be only 
those of degrees actually held by the wearers or those especially prescribed for them by the 
institution. 

In some colleges and universities, it is customary for the president, chancellor, or chief officer 
to wear a costume similar to that worn by the head of a foreign university. 

The chief marshal may wear a specially designed costume approved by the institution. 

For all academic purposes, including trimmings of doctor's gowns, edging of hoods, and 
tassels of caps, the color associated with different subjects as prescribed by the revised American 
Intercollegiate Code is as follows: 

Arts, Letters, Humanities White Oratory (Speech) Silver Gray 

Business Drab Philosophy Dark Blue 

Economics Copper Physical Education Sage Green 

Education Light Blue Public Administration....Peacock Blue 

Law Purple Public Administration....Peacock Blue 

Library Science Lemon Science Golden Yellow 

Music Pink Social Work Citron 

Theology Scarlet 

At Savannah State University, the lining of the hood has an orange chevron on a blue 
background to represent school colors. A faculty member wears the color of his alma mater.